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Old 09.04.2010, 08:57
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Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Hi all

I am sure this has been asked before but on a quick search I couldn't really see it.

Although I am not there yet I will be in CH as a "trailing spouse" my DH works for in the Pharma industry (me too) and we will in Nyon sometime in the summer. This is a permanent position so who knows how long we will be there.

So what brought you to Switzerland and how long are you planning on staying?

Mods please feel free to move this if I have put it into the wrong section.

Looking forward to being nosey!

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Old 09.04.2010, 09:21
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Came here to work for a medical diagnostic company, thought I'd be staying maybe 1-2 years. That was 15 years ago.....
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Old 09.04.2010, 09:24
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

got here following the Missus (who has a job in Wealth Management) 7 month ago, so far so good, will stay as long as I like the place
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Old 09.04.2010, 09:25
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

I'm heading over for a 'sea change' (mountain change?) on my own, no partner, no kids, no job, and a temp flat! Always loved Switzerland, visited over many years so finally decided to live there for a while. As long as possible though circumstances will dictate....

Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 09.04.2010, 09:27
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Been here for 9 months now...the plan is to stay for 3-5 years at least. Get more experience then see where we want to go.
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Came over the pond 10 yrs ago. Hubby is Swiss so I'm staying put
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Old 09.04.2010, 09:36
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

I came to be with my hubby, he's from Basel... plan is to stay here for approx 5yrs and re-evaluate where we want to be.
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Old 09.04.2010, 09:37
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Another "Following the missus". Been here a year and now my B permit has been extended for 5years, I may be here a while
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

I'm here for the adventure and the exploration opportunities.
I'll stay as long as my wife is happy.
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Old 09.04.2010, 09:51
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

I went to Lugano in 1993 as nanny, to have a break, see some more of the world etc, and stayed a few years, moving back to office work in Lugano, but I was done roaming and went back home "to set down roots" then I came up here for 6 weeks or so to help the old company set up new offices in FL, and that was in 2000, now I have husband and a little boy, so guess I am setting my roots here now
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:02
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

I've been here 8 months now and I want to stay for a few years at least but my contract runs out in July. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get a full time one
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:03
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

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Another "Following the missus". Been here a year and now my B permit has been extended for 5years, I may be here a while
not applying for C?
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:12
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Back in 1991 had an opportunity to move to CH from Texas through my job. My wife and I basically decided to do the move because we wanted to have our three kids (back then 1,2 and 3 years old) to grow up here (best decision we ever made). We do not see us moving back to the US any time soon (if ever).
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

We came 2.5 years ago on a whim (was offered to transfer with my company from mud island) and thought why not. Plan was to stay for 2 years only, but just last month that has been pushed back with a year again....
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

had not much choice...took a job here after contract in DE finished...job at a lower level but will suffice for now...would like to make it here total of 5 years, get a C, buy property then get out to more relaxed/happy parts of Europe...
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:18
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Landed a job here 6 years ago. Since my wife has declared it paradise here, I don't expect us to be leaving anytime soon.
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Came here to build a better life with more opportunities than I had in the UK, plan to stay here an indeterminate amount of time.
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:22
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Came here to study and live in Europe again. Plan is to stay a couple of years, work....who knows though for sure.
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:23
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Was here 4 years, left, and 4 years since I came back. The wife
brought me back the second time.

The IT market has changed quite a bit. Hopefully, I can stay, but
it may depend on the job.
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Old 09.04.2010, 10:32
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Re: Nosey question - why are you in Switzerland and how long do you plan to stay?

Came here 7 years ago as hubby got job in Zurich. Thought we would try it
out for a few years
Two kids later we bought a house and hope to stay for quite a while (kids now bilingual and loving it)

Caz who has bad days as only adult in family with any German and that is not great - feel that I will be using my daughter to translate in the future
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